About this listing
Beautiful views of the Camden Hills and Lake Quantabacook from our comfortable and peaceful mountaintop camp. Our location is perfect for people who want to retreat from busy urban areas and the saturated tourist belt of the Maine coast. Abutting the Frye Mountain Game Preserve with easy access to the Sheepscot Watershed Land Alliance's network of trails, our camp manages to feel very far away from everything even though Belfast (a cool, small, not-too-touristy city--home of our restaurant, bakery, and market, Chase's Daily) is only ten miles away. Off-grid, solar-powered, propane fridge, on-demand hot water, wood stove, compost heap out back, herbs to pick from the terraced gardens, fog lingering in the valley come dawn, stars aplenty in the true dark at night, moss and lichen gleaming in the rain, wildflowers brassy in the hot sun. Real kitchen suitable for cooks. Cotton sheets, soft pillows, comfortable beds—one queen sized and one double. No phone line, tv, or internet access. Good cell phone reception. Good pets are welcome!
Summer and fall $150 per night, five night minimum, or $1000 per week
Winter and spring--will consider shorter stays, 4wd or awd necessary.
There is no smoking in the camp. The basement wall heater is intended to be used intermittently for supplemental heat. Recommended use is for 1-2 hours before bed and turned off at other times. The wood stove is the primary source of heat for the camp. We supply plenty of wood. Guests need to be aware of the battery meter and be conservative if need arises (extended cloudy weather). Power system shuts down when the batteries reach 75% capacity. We do not add a cleaning charge to our rent because we expect guests to leave the camp much as they find it and treat it with care. We also prefer to be alerted if problems arise, or if something gets damaged.
After vacationing for several years in a row in the Adirondacks, my husband, dog and I decided that we wanted to explore a different place for our next vacation. The decision to come to Frye Mountain Camp for one week is the best one we've made in years. Though the photos on this page are terrific and captivating, there is no way to capture the beauty of both the camp and its location - you have to see it for yourself. The actual camp is wonderful, with a beautiful use of space, and decor that marries modern roominess with rustic vibes. And, as someone who loves cooking, the kitchen is a dream. But the real and priceless gem of the camp is its location and view. Overlooking hills, mountains, and forests, you won't see or hear another human, which is perfect for people looking for solitude in the natural world.
The surrounding region is also worth noting - lots of hikes and swimming ponds/lakes within a 30 mile radius. And, Belfast, which is only a quick 15 minute drive away, is one of the most wonderful towns I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. If you enjoy food, cooking, hiking, natural beauty, and the time and space to reflect, this is the place for you. I know that we will be back.
Perfect getaway in the mountains! This is our second time here and we're already planning when we can return.
There is something quite magical about this space - filled with light, nestled in the forest, over looking the amazing view over the valley. The space has everything you'd need, and nothing you don't! We come here to write, hike and get away from the busy city. It's close to Belfast for good food and Acadia is not too far for a day trip. We usually stay close to the property and just enjoy some peace and quiet!
Frye Mountain Camp was as lovely in June as it was in the winter. Cool nights and cool breezes. Listening to birdsong while swinging in the hammock. A trip into Belfast for ice cream and ocean walks and a very cool town playground. Our toddler has been suggesting we "go back to Maine!" ever since.
This "camp" was so much more lovely than the pictures could show. It was very quiet and isolated, but a nice and easy drive into the excellent town of Belfast. It is a beautifully designed home with great, thoughtful details. Bedding was excellent and kitchen was great too. There is also a more elaborate outdoor kitchen that we didn't try. Views are spectacular. Solar power was cool and fun to learn about- ample power even when cloudy. Loved every minute here. Host was very helpful if needed, but it was all pretty easy and self explanatory. We hope to be back often.
Meg and Freddy's house is absolutely stunning! Our only regret was not staying longer, but we are looking forward to future visits. Thanks for a very easy and peaceful stay!
Frye Mountain Camp is beautiful. Meg and Freddy were very communicative and helpful, and the place is even nicer than described. I don't remember the last time I wanted to cry to leave a place.
What a splendid experience we had! The home was wonderfully appointed and stocked with everything we needed to have a relaxing, comfortable trip. As cooks, we were pleased to find a well-sharpened chef's knife and an array of cookware that allowed us to indulge in meals prepared from the bounty of produce we purchased from Chase's Daily and the Belfast Coop. The location was ideal: off the beaten track but close enough to town for provisions. Quiet roads wove through the hillsides and made for great morning walks. The wood stove provided us with immediate warmth on cooler days. This, on top of a sweeping view of the mountains, made for a perfect vacation.
About the Host, Meg
Traveler, painter, worker, Mama. We love our place and look to share it with the other busy and hard-working creative people out there that need a retreat. We are always working on our camp--outdoor kitchen, studio, tent platform, terraces--most still in the idea stage, though some are taking form.